Tag Archives: health

European Parliament talks LGBTI health

This coming Wednesday, 26 April, from 13:00 – 14:30 local time, the European Parliament’s “Intergroup on LGBTI Rights” (its LGBTI equalities subcommittee) will host a roundtable discussion on health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people in Europe. Stigma, prejudice and discrimination against LGBTI people remain widespread and affect access to health services. The extensive LGBT survey conducted by the EU’s Fundamental […]

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Online support for bi, gay & trans women with cancer

This week in support of National Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Week, and in recognition of the needs of LGBTQ women, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust have opened a new dedicated section of their online forum. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. They say: “This section of […]

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It’s Bi Health Month

It’s March, and that means it’s Bisexual Health Awareness Month. Research in recent years has highlighted how bi people are likely to have worse mental and physical health than both gay and straight people alike. In the USA, the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) celebrate Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM) for the fourth consecutive year with the launch of a social […]

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London consults on LGBT mental health

The London Assembly Health Committee is investigating mental health and inequalities in a series of meetings, focusing on different marginalised groups, including LGBT people. Given research showing how bisexual people experience greater mental health challenges and more problems accessing support than gay and lesbian people, we hope there will be ample bi input to the review. The Committee note that: […]

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Lords can’t say the “B” on HIV

Last night at 7.23pm the House of Lords held a short debate around HIV and access to PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, the drug treatment currently considered one of the effective ways of minimising transmission and infection. It was a good debate but notable for only ever talking about “gay men” – bisexuals were pretty thoroughly erased. Lord Black of Brentwood opened […]

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Syphilis on the rise in London

You’re three times more likely to have syphilis if you live in London as in the rest of the country – and rates of infection are especially high among bi and gay men. New figures from Public Health England show that in 2015, nearly 3,000 cases were diagnosed in the capital, accounting for 56% of all cases in England (5,042). […]

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New HPV programme causes controversy

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The government today announced a trial rollout of HPV vaccination for men who have sex with men in England. The programme is intended to immunise 40,000 people, to be followed by a review of its impact. Health Minister Jane Ellison commented, “Through this pilot, the HPV vaccine will be offered during existing appointments at selected GUM and HIV clinics in […]

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PM promises action on PrEP and more

David Cameron yesterday promised to push the health services to enable access to HIV prevention regime PrEP as quickly as possible. He also repeated his party’s manifesto pledge to pardon all the bisexual, gay and other men with convictions for consensual sex dating back to the time before decriminalisation. The remarks were made at the near-annual 10 Downing Street LGBT […]

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